Biohacking and disordered eating behaviours, body image, and social health among Canadian adolescents and young adults

Are you trying to improve your mental and physical performance, increase your muscle mass, or reduce your body fat?

Have you ever engaged in intermittent fasting, elimination dieting, "cheat meals", or used dietary supplements or steroids? Have worries about your body shape, size, or mental or physical performance led to changes in your behaviour or mood?

Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking participants for a study investigating the experiences of young people ages 16 to 30 who are concerned about their body composition and mental and physical performance.

Participation will involve an online survey that will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to participate in follow-up surveys in 6 and 12 months. If you agree, you will be asked to provide your email address. These repeat surveys will allow the researches to see how your experience changes over time. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to receive an Apple iPad or $25 Starbucks gift card as compensation for their time.

Additional details about this study are available on this webpage. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Dr. Kyle T. Ganson, Principal Investigator, by email at or by phone at (416) 978-6394